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Spotlight: Robert Ellis

Spotlight: Robert Ellis

Ryan Reed on March 21, 2019
“Iam fortunate enough to not have had a massive fan base for quite a while now,” Robert Ellis says with an uproarious laugh. It’s an odd sentiment for a still-under-the-radar singer-songwriter—especially one who’s preparing to release his fifth LP, the gleefully charismatic Texas Piano Man. But the Houston native relishes the relative anonymity—after all, when […]
Global Beat: Nicola Cruz

Global Beat: Nicola Cruz

Bill Murphy on March 20, 2019
Building bridges and transcending cultural barriers, this Ecuador-based DJ and producer is redefining “ethno-trance” music with a unique palette of sonic colors. With all the strident, isolationist talk these days about border walls and national security, it’s instructive to remember that music has always been a positive force for open exchange between cultures, whether you’re […]
Dave Harrington: The Insider’s Outsider

Dave Harrington: The Insider’s Outsider

Richard Gehr on March 19, 2019
photo by Laura June Kirsch Dave Harrington digs into a deep set of reconstructed improvisations for his latest “phase change.” “This is the first time I’ve talked to anyone about this music,” Dave Harrington says as he nurses a beer among toddlers and parents at the Gold Star Beer Counter in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. […]